This week I’ve had to do an experiment that is way out of my comfort zone. By the end of your PhD (t minus 3 months until submission!) you can become very comfortable in your experiments. So it can be quite daunting (and exciting) when you’re thrown into something new.
Albert Einstein reportedly said, “If you can’t explain it to a six-year-old, you don’t understand it yourself.” This is my favourite quote of Einstein’s, followed closely by “I never said even half the things that the internet says I did”.
For the next few blogs we’re trying something new – we’re introducing the Crossley and Quinlan lab with a short questionnaire!
First up (because they answered first), we have Lana, Manan and myself.
Unless you are in the game of science, I feel that it’s difficult to imagine what any scientist is doing at work every day.
And so, like anyone would, I’ve been quizzing my loved ones about all things PhD.
This blog will require a bit of a leap of faith to understand how it links to science, but I swear to you it (mostly) fits in with the theme, What Lab Life is Like (WLLL).
Beth and Merlin’s reflections on the Lorne Genome Conference attended by the Crossley lab this week.
Are you a new student starting out in a research lab? This is the blog post for you. Here are a few tips about lab etiquette that you can learn before your lab-proof shoes waltz through the front door. Follow these very simple instructions to be the most popular new student in the lab – ever!
As impressive as it is, memorising pathways from a textbook doesn’t help when you’re neck deep in Eppendorf tubes and you’re trying to figure out why your experiment isn’t working. Sometimes all that you need is a bit of creativity, and as Merlin said – just a splash of courage.
This week the lab came together to write about their workday. Here are their stories.